“When I heard about the virus, my first thought was about how many people in our city were going to lose access to food due to job loss and school shutdowns,” Judi Wheeler, our director of missions, said. In an effort to combat hunger in our city, she met with our mission partners, Dallas Leadership Foundation and Primera Iglesia Bautista, to figure out how to best serve our neighbors during this difficult time. They have connected with families who have been economically impacted by the pandemic and delivering full boxes of food each week. Over 62,250 pounds of food have been delivered to over 1,250 families in need so far.
Every weekend volunteers have been coming together to safely package boxes of food for our neighbors. With face masks and gloves on, standing six feet apart, these shifts have been a crucial way to show the love of Jesus to our city. Dorothy Wood jumped on the opportunity to serve as soon as she heard. “At a time when so many need help, this is a wonderful opportunity to do the Lord’s work,” she mentions. “And as a bonus, it’s fun!”
Volunteers, ages 10–65, are needed to continue the work of packaging food boxes so they can be distributed to our neighbors. We are now meeting at the Dorothy Moore Youth Center located at 1421 N. Peak Street. Learn more, or sign up for a shift for this Thursday to Saturday, May 14–16, at hppres.org/give-help.